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Mud Run a messy success

Helen Valentia, right, and a friend, were among the first of 500 participants who took part in the inaugural Assante Dirty Dash for Rebound on Saturday, June 13. The five-kilometre course through Canatara Park featured more than a dozen fun and challenging obstacles, including this mud-filled pit, in support of youth programs at Sarnia Lambton… Read more »

Sarnia Imperials off to a flying start

Pat Wright of the Sarnia Imperials (#18) takes a snap during the Imp’s first home game of the 2015 Northern Football Conference season at Norm Perry Park. Sarnia downed the Oakville Longhorns 42-14, and having defeated Sudbury in the season opener on the road ran its record to 2-0. Cathie Bell Photo

Ontario track medalists

The Northern Collegiate senior girls 4×100 metre relay team combined to win a bronze medal at the Ontario high school track and field championships on June 5 in Toronto. They are, from left, Kristy Hodgins, Brianne Ferguson, Skyla Minaker, Kelly Hodgins. Bruce Smith, special to The Journal

Take the Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – Which two of the seven deadly sins begins with a “G”? 2 – Economists Jim Stanford and Andrew Leach recently debated the feasibility of establishing a refinery in Sarnia to process what oil-based substance (primarily used in road construction)? 3 – As a way of showing team support, Green Bay Packer fans wear… Read more »

Chopper Drop a new event for Sarnia

A new event coming to Sarnia is using a helicopter to get above it all. The first annual Charity Chopper Drop is a two-day golf event at which participants can win $10,000 in two different closest-to-the-pin contests. A helicopter will be used to drop golf balls at the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club. The $225… Read more »

Solstice garden tour reveals city’s hidden gems

George Mathewson If gardens are a form of autobiography, John and Ann Vanden Hoven write large and well. For the past 48 years the Sarnia retirees have been transforming their 4.5 acres into a tranquil piece of nature that backs onto the Howard Watson Nature Trail. “You wouldn’t know you’re in the city, would you?”… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Where are the diaper change tables?

Kelly Dowswell I joined the exciting and challenging world of parenthood just four short months ago. They have been the most rewarding and draining months of my life, but I wouldn’t change them for anything. But one of the challenges I have surprisingly faced is the lack of change tables in restaurants, cafes and other… Read more »

Decision on nuclear dump expected in December

An environmental assessment decision on Ontario Power Generation’s plan to bury radioactive waste in an underground cavern less than 200 kilometres from Sarnia has been pushed back to Dec. 2. The move will allow a 90-day public comment period on the potential conditions and possible mitigation measures, should it proceed, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency… Read more »

Death Valley? Proponents of a multi-million dollar health study forge ahead despite new evidence

Cathy Dobson Evidence is mounting that most cancer rates in Sarnia are not greater than the rest of Ontario and that local industry continues to reduce harmful chemical emissions. And within weeks, results of a new study by Cancer Care Ontario are expected to be released that will analyze whether Sarnians living near Chemical Valley… Read more »

Bestselling author headlines new women’s show in Sarnia

Cathy Dobson Quitting a secure day job to take a risk on a new business venture is not for everyone, says Janet Podleski, co-author with sister Greta of the uber-successful Looneyspoons cookbook series. “We both are more impulsive, more impatient, more determined than a lot of people,” she said. “We’re both Aries, the ram. “We… Read more »